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Lower-calorie beef burgers

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Muffin beefburgers
Muffin beefburgers
  • Serves: 6

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

Woman's Weekly recipe Sometimes you just can't beat a succulent beefburger so make this healthier version of a fast food favourite.

Ingredients

  • 450g pack extra-lean minced beef (less than 5% fat)
  • 1 medium carrot, about 100g (3½ oz), peeled and coarsely grated
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 3tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2tsp Worcestershire sauce

To serve:

  • 6 white muffins
  • 2 ripe plum tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • A few lettuce leaves
  • 6 small gherkins, halved
  • Bamboo skewers

Woman's Weekly cookery editor Sue McMahon recommends adding the carrot and onion to the burger helps to keep the meat moist

Method

  1. Mix the minced beef, grated carrot and onion, chopped parsley, seasoning and Worcestershire sauce. Shape the mixture into 6 burgers. Chill for at least 10 mins, or longer if you like.
  2. Set the grill/griddle to medium. Split each muffin in half and place under the grill or on the griddle to toast them lightly on both sides.
  3. Grill the burgers for 3-4 mins on each side, until cooked through.
  4. Put a slice of tomato on 6 of the muffin halves, then arrange a few lettuce leaves on top, and then a burger. Place the other half of the muffin on top. Hold each burger together with a bamboo skewer, which has a halved gherkin on it.


Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 242(kcal)
  • Fat 8.0g
  • Saturates 3.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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